Thursday, April 17, 2008

mariage freres



my friend swears by mariage freres tea. i've always admired the boxes of tea at williams sonoma, but i never thought to buy any for myself. however, the other day i was feeling a bit down and decided to try on new mayle at louis boston. no matter how lovely the clothing, the prices depressed me even more. so i grabbed a box of tea from their housewares department and went back home to wallow in self-pity. when i opened the box, i was amazed by the lovely presentation. plus, the aroma alone is enough to lift your spirits.

10 comments:

Anabela said...

Oh! You just reminded me of something. My favourite tea, Taylor's of Harrogate vanilla black tea, has been discontinued, and Mariage frères makes a vanilla black tea I should try.

It is no ordinary tea that can lift the spirits of one who has been on an unsuccessful shopping trip.

erica-knits said...

Anabela is right, that is no ordinary tea. Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

trying on pretty things i can't have depresses me too. i rarely do it. i will sometimes browse but trying on is pure torture!

erica said...

it's so true, once you try something on, it's so much more difficult to walk away from it. i am very susceptible to impulse purchases of things that i really want but shouldn't buy.

thankfully the shopgirls at Louis ignore me, so i feel less scrutinized when i put the dresses back on the rack.

P O S I E S said...

I actually really like to try things on for fun. A lot of times it ends up not looking so hot on me so that way I sort of get the item out of my system and don't have to worry about pining after it. Perhaps this is the one benefit of not having a perfect figure.

I have never heard of this tea. I am a big tea drinker.. I must find it! It's just so beautiful!

marie said...

i have a tin from my last trip to paris that im not so sucessfully trying to use slowly :) those tea bags look so sweet!

Moya said...

This is beautiful. I need to get some for me and for a tea-drinking good friend.

Which Mayle pieces did you try on? There were some new tops in last week that were so beautiful I didn't dare try them on. It would have been very difficult to walk away and they were all over $500, and there's no way I can spend that.

erica said...

i tried on the nieves blouse, and the lilly and liliana dresses. i'm not really sold on the center twist cutout on the front of the dress, but i liked the easy shape of the liliana. the nieves blouse looks great on, but some of the embroidery threads had already frayed on one of the tops. $450? no thanks.

louis really expanded their mayle selection. i don't think there are as many europeans/brits shopping in boston, so i'm assuming there will be plenty left over for the rest of us!

Janet said...

Mariage Frères is my absolute favorite. I always make a pilgrimage there when I am in Paris. My favorites are Mango, Marco Polo, Bolero...and a friend just brought me some Orange Cinnamon. Divine!

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